GLP-1 RA Injection Is One of The Best Ways to Lower Hemoglobin A1c
In the United States, there is an increasing number of the adult population with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM II).1 Some patients may not know the seriousness of type 2 diabetes with a higher level of hemoglobin A1c. There are eight-core defects in type 2 diabetes. It is called Ominous Octet by Dr. Ralph De Fonzo indicating the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes.2 There are six out of eight core defects related to GLP-1.2 Only one medication besides insulin available to patients. The long chemical compound named Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) injection, which is the mainstay treatment of type 2 diabetes.3 This compound has a long duration of action.3 This medication is not only lowering hemoglobin a1c, but it also decreases weight gain, reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD), and lowers the risk of hypoglycemia. 1,3,4
"One of The Best Ways to Lower Hemoglobin A1c,"
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